Thursday, August 26, 2021 05:30 AM
“The Russian astrophysicists, who discovered this object and named it G116.6-26.1 according to its coordinates in the sky, believe that this object is the remnant of a thermonuclear supernova explosion 40,000 years ago, and the main difference between it and hundreds of similar objects,” the institute said in a statement. lies in the properties of the gas in which it circulates.
According to the “RT” website, the researchers point out that the discovery of a thermonuclear supernova in our galaxy is very rare, and that G116.6-26.1 is not at the level of the galaxy, but rather above it by four thousand light years and ten thousand light years from the sun. .
Scientists believe that a thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf with a mass of 1.4 solar masses occurred about 40,000 years ago, and as a result of the explosion its fragments emitted at a tremendous speed of about three thousand kilometers per second.
The diameter of this object is about 600-700 light-years, and as a result of thermonuclear reactions, more than half of its mass is converted to iron.